Every year, many Bergen County families do not have enough food to feed themselves. Some of these families use the Bergen County Center for Food Action (CFA) to get food. This time of year, CFA is greatly in need of food; many families do not have enough food to serve a Thanksgiving dinner.
For more than 20 years, Dwight- Englewood School has been donating to the CFA. Once again this year, the Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions will collect food and money. In the Middle School we are asking each HomeBase to help feed a family of four (4) for the four (4) days of the Thanksgiving weekend.
This week, on Tuesday Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9 during Homebase, MS students will be signing up to bring in food and household items. We also ask that each student bring in at least $1 so the families can purchase a fresh turkey. If each MS student and teacher donates $1, we will be donating over $275. Of course, you may donate more if you would like to do so.
We also encourage each HomeBase to decorate the box they are going to fill with food. Also this Tuesday Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9, during HomeBase, students will be able to sign up to bring in the box to fill and decorating items such as wrapping paper and Thanksgiving stickers. EachHomeBase can also write a card to a family served by the CFA. The HomeBase that creates the best decorated box filled with food will win a prize. The food and money is due by Thursday, Nov. 17.
Thank you in advance to each MS HomeBase for participating in this important CFA effort to help feed a family of four (4) for the four (4) days of the Thanksgiving weekend.